Welcome to Elina Botanicals
Elina Botanicals is a Pune based exporter of naturally grown and responsibly sourced gherkins. All of our products match the highest quality of the processing and packaging, thus maintaining our standards.
The external area of the facility is completely cemented in order to ensure a dust free environment. The entire facility is secured with fire alarm system and covered under CCTV surveillance.
We view ourselves as partners with our customers, our employees, our community, our farmers and our environment. We aim to become a globally recognized company with sustainable growth every year which follows highly ethical practices and is socially responsible.
That is why we feel that Elina Botanicals is a name you can always trust, favour and enjoy!
We believe in quality, and consistently deliver it too!
The entire gherkin processed and exported by Elina Botanicals is produced under strict supervision by the company’s managed agricultural extension services.
The vegetables would be grown on contract farming basis with the help of farmers having their own land. Contract farming can be defined as an agreement between farmers and processing and marketing firms for the production and supply of agricultural products under a forward agreement, generally at predetermined prices. The agreements also allow the purchaser to provide a degree of production support through inputs and technical guidance for the crop cultivation.
From the farmer’s side, there is a commitment to produce the specified agricultural products within the quality and quantity standards prescribed by the purchaser, and the firm supports, in turn, the farmer’s production, and also purchases the produce.
The contractual agreement encompasses three areas viz., market (grower and buyer agree for future sale and purchase), resource (buyer agrees to supply inputs and technical advice) and management specifications (grower agrees to follow the recommended practices for the crop cultivation). The company would provide the farmers with the required seeds, fertilizers and other materials required for cultivation in advance and procure the vegetables on contract basis.
Sowing plan is worked out based on markets, also looking at the climate and logistics. This ensures consistent supplies all the year round. Seeds of high quality are given according to the area. Farmers are required to produce the crop according to requirement. The extension staff supports the farmers in crop management all through duration of the crop.
The harvested gherkin arrives in the Elina Botanicals to be processed. Then the gherkins are also graded, sorted, culled, washed and processed. Medium such as Vinegar, acetic acid and Brine are added as per product specification. They are then packed and sealed in Barrels. Random Quality Checks are carried out to ensure high quality.